Independent Music Teachers Forum

The Independent Music Teachers Forum of MTNA was first established in 1972, at the MTNA Convention in Portland, Oregon. After this initial meeting, IMTF organized different committees on the local and state levels. Its purpose was “To investigate the role of the full time independent teacher in American society today: the problems, advantages, and practices of this group, with the goal of establishing a true profession in this decade.”

IMTF Chair

Chia-Ling Lien (Christine), NCTM |

2022 IMTF Virtual Afternoon Tea Gathering

Saturday, May 21st, 3:00pm “How to boost your summer income”

Teachers share their expertise:

  • Ellene Owen teaches composition in her studio. She will give us some tips on how to start teaching composition or putting together a summer camp for composition. 
  • David Easley has given many improvisation and jazz workshops in many cities and has hosted summer sessions in his community. He will be sharing how he started the classes and tips on how to teach the classes. 
  • Rebecca Bellello has a large piano school in Baton Rouge. She will be sharing her experience offering mini camps at her piano school.

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